Blindness Unlimited

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Blindness Unlimited is a video series being produced by Sonja Biggs Educational Services, Inc.  The series features Brandon Keith Biggs sharing tips and ideas about living life successfully as a blind young person.  Have you ever thought about how a blind person plays computer games? Or fixes his breakfast in the morning? How does he identify money and be sure he was given the correct change?  What apps are the most useful and how does someone blind use the touchscreen or send text messages? How does a blind person clean a toilet or mop the floor? Brandon takes the time to answer these questions and more in his video series, Blindness Unlimited, using his sense of humor and practical outlook on blindness to inform us and capture our hearts.

Brandon Keith Biggs is a 26-year-old blind actor and vocal performer.  He has a B.A. in Music Vocal Performance.  His favorite genre is opera. In addition to a beautiful bass-baritone voice, Brandon is familiar with the stage, having performed in 19 musical theater productions between California and Washington State.  Brandon is currently working on his M.De. from OCAD University in Toronto, Canada in Universal Design. We are pleased that Brandon has chosen to work with us in doing these videos for Blindness Unlimited!

Episode 1: Audio Games

Episode 2: Music Magic

Episode 3: iCan with the iPhone Part 1

Episode 4: iCan with the iPhone Part 2

Lee Castillo, COMS/TVI Intern

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Sometimes people come into your life for just a short time.  I had the privilege of working with Lee Castillo for the past year.  Lee was an Orientation & Mobility Specialist and TVI Intern working with me at the San Benito County Office of Education. His students loved him very much as I did, too. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed sharing his music with others. Lee passed away January 13, 2014. He will be missed by all who knew him. He brought joy into our lives and I would like to honor Lee here on my blog. A memorial fund has been set up in his name with the Community Foundation for San Benito County.  Donations can be sent made out to the Community Foundation for San Benito County with Lee Castillo Memorial Fund written in the Memo line of your check.  You can mail your donation to:  Community Foundation for San Benito County, 829 San Benito Street, Hollister, CA  95023. All proceeds will go to benefit the blind children in San Benito County, as Lee would have wanted if he were still with us in body.  We carry his spirit in our hearts.  He was a great man and I am proud to have known and worked with him.